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Salomon X-Alp Ski

Brand: Salomon
Model: S/Lab X-Alp
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Salomon’s X-Alp Series of gear represents sophisticated light and fast alpinism in all regards. Up until now, the revered line of gear has been missing a mountaineering ski capable of standing up to the reputation. The designers at Salomon’s S-Lab center (motto: Play and Progress), have changed that. At 950g per ski, the X-Alp is designed to be used as a light and capable tool anywhere in the mountains. Sporting a fairly round flex pattern and a relatively tight radius sidecut, the X-Alp is a confident steep-skier and holds its own in tightly treed powder runs in the middle of winter. The tip is a square shape that has been rounded off to provide a happy medium between steering precision and flotation. A deep notch prevents accidentally kicking off your race-style skins. Hidden within the tip of the ski is Koroyd, a honeycomb structure that is 90% lighter than rubber, deadens impacts, and minimizes deflection for laser-like precision on the way down. Karuba wood is the core of choice for light and fast skis where downhill performance is a concern. The CFX Superfiber weave adds structural reinforcement and contributes to the skis’ lively flex and power transmission. The X-Alp is Salomon’s mountaineering, corn-harvesting, couloir-hunting, meadow-skipping ski designed for athletes who want it all.

  • Koroyd tip is 90% lighter than rubber and contributes to laser-like skiing precision.
  • CFX Superfiber weave increases power transfer and stability when you crank up the speed.
  • Rounded square tip ensures balance between steering precision and flotation.
  • Slightly tapered tail makes inserting the ski into ski-carry loops on a pack smoother.
  • Rubber tail cap promotes durability, longevity, and water-tight performance.
  • Karuba core offers solid-yet-featherweight downhill performance.
  • Deep tip notches offer secure skin attachment points.
  • Discount on matching skins if purchased together.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 158cm
164cm
170cm
Weight
-> ounces
905g [158]
965g [164]
1005g [170]
Weight (pair) 1810g [158]
1930g [164]
2010g [170]
Dimensions 113-79-99 [164]
Turn Radius 16m [158]
17m [164]
18m [170]
Skin Fix Race-style notch
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile Tip-rocker, camber underfoot
Shape Short turn radius, flat tail
Construction Basalt/fiberglass cap
Core Karuba
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, endurance touring
Notes Vibration dampening Koroyd inserts
Bottom Line Light ski for big missions
8/21/2017
Question from Greg
 
How would you size these? I'm 6'1" and 150lbs without gear... living in the Northeast... looking for a ski for fitness skinning in the mornings before work, the occasional skimo race, and the occasional climb/ski mission to the white mountains.

I would not consider myself that great of a skier, but I can get around. Thoughts? Other suggestions? I'm also looking for lighter boots and am thinking about the X-Alp Boot as well.

I currently ski a pair of Salomon MTN 95's with dynafit radical 2.0's, BD Carbon Mega's with G3 Ions and LaSportiva Spectre boots... I'm perfectly happy with all of these items.
8/21/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Greg, thanks for reaching out! I'd say for your height the 170cm length will fit you the best! There are a few other options for skis in the same range, such as the Voile Objective, Fischer Transalp 80, and Dynafit Seven Summits to name a few! Send me an email and we can talk about boots and skis a bit more, there are a lot of moving parts to getting the proper setup so we want to get you dialed!
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